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There are many holiday craft shows happening all around the Bay Area but my favorite is coming up this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, December 10 and 11th, 2016.

Featured are Sarah Durling and Nora Akino, two Berkeley artists who have quite a following among local collectors.

gvg_0393_smSarah is The Buttonist – she’s a collector of antique and vintage buttons which she fashions into bracelets, rings, pendants, and I hear now she’s making brooches!! Sarah’s pieces stand out for their elegant design and quality settings in sterling silver. Every year longtime customers add to their collections and often sport two or three bracelets at a time.

 

 

Nora also has an elegant aesthetic, designing and sewing silk scarves and quality bags of all sizes in silk and cotton. I have a small bag I wear around my neck to hold my eyeglasses in style and I love Nora’s added touch of using antique buttons. Customers collect her larger sizes for shopping bags. Such a great idea as more and more shoppers shift away from those environmentally-unfriendly plastic bags. What a unique holiday gift idea. In addition to accessories, Nora will show monotypes and paintings using traditional Japanese pigments. Ooo … I can’t wait to see.

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This is a private sale in Berkeley but OverDressed for Life readers, you are invited!  Please e-mail info@noraakino.com for details. Or contact me at overdressedforlife@yahoo.com. We’ll fill you in. I hope to see you there.

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Jewelry by The Buttonist. Bohemian Glass buttons from the 1920s to 1950s handset in sterling silver.

The Buttonist, Sarah Durling, will be showing her wonderful button jewelry this Sunday, December 2nd at the Alameda Point Antique Faire, booth C-23.

Sarah collects antique and vintage buttons from around the world and designs bracelets, pendants, rings, and earrings. Handset into sterling silver, each piece is one-of-a-kind.

Among the many fans of The Buttonist is Michelle Obama. Sarah designed a special bracelet for our stylish First Lady. Read all about it on The Buttonist Blog.

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet Sarah (she’s here from England) and see new pieces created for the holiday season.

Can’t make it? Not to worry, there’s a website.

UPDATE: DUE TO THE STORM THIS PAST WEEKEND, THE ALAMEDA ANTIQUE FAIRE WAS RESCHEDULED. CATCH THE BUTTONIST AT THE FAIRE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9TH, 8AM TO NOON. BOOTH 23-C

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